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Punishment in the Community: Managing Offenders, Making Choices

by Anne Worrall & Clare Hoy - £30.99  Willan Publishing (2004)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781843920762 | ISBN 10: 184392076x

Thsi book aims to provide a critical analysis of both political and professional developments in policy and practice relating to non-custodial penalties. It takes full account of the creation of the National Probation Service, the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and other recent developments.
 
The authors seek to unravel complex institutional goals (the role of community punishment in the criminal justice system), professional goals (what can be achieved by community punishment) and political goals (the packaging and 'sale' of community punishment to the law-abiding public) in the context of a rapidly changing environment.
 
The central focus is on the changing role of the probation service, and throughout the authors are concerned to address two central questions: is it possible to explain community penalties in ways that do not constantly have to make reference to prison? why is it that community penalties remain 'soft options' in the eyes of the public?

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